Prospecting for Hardrock Gold - Part II
April 2010 by Don RobinsonI finally managed to return to this exploration effort. There was still snow on the ground on the north side of the mountain where I started, but I knew the south side was likely melted and gold fever bit too hard to stay inside any longer.
Investors around the world are taking a good hard look at some of the emerging developments regarding dollar creation and are clearly having second thoughts about their dollar-denominated investments.
The case is Fortner & Montana Multiple Use Association v. Broadwater County Soil Conservation District, Cause No. DV-04-45. Fortner is a miner who owns patented mining claims in Confederate Gulch in Broadwater County.
The Fairbanks Mining District, the most productive gold district in Alaska, lies between the Tanana and Chatanika Rivers, 7 to 25 miles from Fairbanks (Pop. 35,000), in east-central Alaska. Most parts of the district are accessible by road, a rarity in Alaska.
Several areas came to mind, but each was eliminated for one reason or another. One that seemed to be hanging on was the old historic mining town called Placerville.
While mapping, I also found rock chips in the soil that were characteristic of the same wall rock alteration that occurs adjacent to the known lodes in the greenstone belt.
Early in 2006, two prospectors, joint owners of unpermitted mining claims in San Bernardino County, California, were confronted by the County Tax Collector with stiff taxes amounting to hundreds of dollars for the “possessory right” to own mining claims in that county.
There are two separate issues threatening suction dredging in California.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Using A Trommel For Placer Processing • Gold in Alaska - Part II • Gold Prospecting in Maine - Part I • Gold Prospecting Is For Ladies, Too • Sage-Grouse Won't Get ESA Listing For Now • How to Find Gold in Hot Ground With A VLF Detector • Oregon County Tries to Interfere With Lawful Mining Operation • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices